Southwestern Christian School 3261 South Avenue 6 East Yuma AZ 85365 928-726-3086
St Francis of Assisi School 700 West 18th Street Yuma AZ 85364 928-782-1539
Yuma Adventist Christian School 1681 South 6th Avenue Yuma AZ 85364 928-783-0457
Yuma Catholic High School 2100 West 28th Street Yuma AZ 85364 928-317-7900
Yuma Lutheran School 2555 South Engler Avenue Yuma AZ 85365 928-726-8410
A private school is an independent educational institution which does not receive funding from public sources or the government. Families who send their children to private schools including parochial, religious, or boarding schools must pay tuition. Some private schools offer scholarships for qualified students with financial needs.
Most private schools are Christian or Catholic schools, but they may also be non-religious charter schools, as well as preparatory (prep schools) schools, or private K-12, middle schools and high schools. These schools are not required to meet the accreditation standards of public schools and instead operate under various accreditation guidelines. Charter schools, in particular, are often focused on meeting the needs of a specific group of students, and their curricula may differ substantially from that of nearby public schools in the same local area.